HC Deb 30 June 1898 vol 60 cc629-30
MR. KILBRIDlE (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the last sitting of the Chief Land Commission at Belfast, whether he will state the number of fair rent appeals disposed of, also the number of cases in which judicial rents fixed by the Sub-Commissioners were increased and reduced respectively; in how many cases were the court valuers' reports under the judicial rents fixed by the Sub-Commissioners; and in what number of such cases were the judicial rents reduced to the sum mentioned by the court valuers in their Report?


There were appeals in 84 cases to be disposed of at the recent sitting of the Land Commission at Belfast. In 31 of these cases the rents as fixed by the Sub-Commissioners were raised, in three cases they were reduced, and in 24 cases they were affirmed, while in one case the originating notice was dismissed. Of the remaining cases 19 were either settled or withdrawn, three were adjourned, and in three others judgment was reserved. The Commissioners cannot give the information asked for in the second and third paragraphs.